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Reduction of Structural Mass Fraction for Extreme Solar HALE Flying Wings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81324
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0632
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
505 5th Ave S Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Reduction of Structural Mass Fraction for Extreme Solar HALE Flying Wings
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0076
Award Amount: $98,873.00
 

Abstract:

Andrews Space, Inc. proposes an innovative high altitude, long endurance (HALE) wing structural concept. The approach will be a careful optimization of the flexible and rigid structure to minimize mass. Additionally, a manufacturing feasibility study will be undertaken in order to determine if current industry tooling and methods are adequate. The effectiveness of HALE aircraft is highly dependant on mass fraction. A new structural concept is necessary to provide any drastic increase in mass fraction. By combining a new fabric technology with an innovative rigid structure, a new generation of HALE aircraft can be developed. In order to complete the atmospheric satellite missions that modern HALE aircraft strive to meet, a new type of structural design is necessary.

Principal Investigator:

Dana Andrews
Chief Technology Officer
2064380630
dandrews@andrews-space.com

Business Contact:

Ginny Taman
Manager of Contracts & Subcontracts
2064380681
gtaman@andrews-space.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
505 5th Ave S Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 912103138
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No